Effective September semester 2011 the Financial Aid Office is providing a new merit award— the Vice Chancellor’s Award (VCA).
The major objective of the award is to ignite and nurture the spirit of hard work toward academic excellence, behavioral change and community participation among students.
The award period is strictly one year; however the candidates are free to reapply the next year if they still meet the requirements.
The Financial Aid Office will rely on deans and heads to recommend the most excellent students in their respective faculties and departments;
- There are nine awards each year: three for Best in each year (receiving full tuition), three for first runners up(receiving ¾ of Tuition) and three for second Runners up (receiving ½ tuition). The latter two are subject to budgetary constraints.
- Eligibility is determined based on performance (GPA), character, faith and leadership. Deans and Heads provide this information with help of the University Chaplain and the Director of Student Affairs through filling in recommendation forms.
- These scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are pursuing their bachelors’ degree and have excellent grades.
- This scholarship is only available to students studying at Mukono and Kampala campuses.
- This is strictly a merit-based scholarship, not need-based.
- The selection process will occur in August of each year and announcement made end of September.For those who are awarded scholarships, credit worth the award will be posted to the students’ account that semester and the next semester. Since these are annual the Bursar’s Office will be immediately notified of the award and the amount will be credited beginning that semester and continue for the duration of the Academic Year.
- The scholarship award begins with the first semester of the students’ second, third and fourth year of study. It lasts one year, however students may receive successive awards.
- Students who win the Vice Chancellor's Award for at least two times during their tenure of study at Uganda Christian University shall be eligible for extra recognition at Graduation.
- The scholarship will be revoked by the Scholarships Committee at any time if the student is found guilty of violating the Code of Conduct.